10 best movies like King Kong (2005)

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Movies similar to King Kong (2005): Jurassic Park III, Godzilla, Cloverfield, Mighty Joe Young, Jack the Giant Slayer, Life of Pi, Tri Bogatyrya na Dalnikh Beregakh, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Merry Madagascar, Gulliver's Travels.

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Jurassic Park III (2001)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotAdventure, Survival
PlaceIslands, Jungle
StyleExciting

In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of new -- and even more deadly -- dinosaurs try to make snacks of them.

Godzilla (1998)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:19
CharactersDinosaurs, Giants
PlotAdventure, Supernatural
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting

When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in Manhattan, destroying everything within its reach. The team chases the monster to Madison Square Garden, where a brutal battle ensues.

Cloverfield (2008)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersMonsters
PlotSurvival
StyleFirst person

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

Mighty Joe Young (1998)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara arrives from California and sees the animal, he convinces Jill that Joe would be safest at his wildlife refuge. But Strasser follows them to the U.S., intent on capturing Joe for himself.

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersGiants
PlotAdventure

The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Life of Pi (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom
Duration02:07
CharactersAnimals, Tigers
PlotDisasters, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSea, Ships, India, Hospitals
StylePhilosophical

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Tri Bogatyrya na Dalnikh Beregakh (2012)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryRussia
Duration01:05
CharactersWizards
PlotAdventure, Love, Fight
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island
StyleLight

This time, Alyosha Popovich Dobrinya and Ilya Muromets, thanks insidious wiles of Baba Yaga, are the seven seas on the island where the natives live and terrible Gomuma. In their absence, the merchant Kolyvan decide together with Baba-Yaga take the kingdom, and the power to take away from the prince of Kiev. To help the hapless governor comes horse Julius and wife heroes and their extended family. In short, the heroes and the audience for adventures on distant shores, ordinary and extraordinary.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle, Islands
StyleExciting

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Merry Madagascar (2009)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:21
CharactersFriends, Family
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Holidays
PlaceJungle, New York
TimeNew Year

The Zoosters are back in an all-new holiday adventure. When Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and those wacky penguins to save Christmas. Get ready for a sleigh full of laughs in this hilarious new holiday classic.

Gulliver's Travels (2010)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersGiants, Family
PlotAdventure
PlaceIslands
StyleExciting

Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:16
CharactersPirates, Mermaids, Priests
PlotAdventure, Love, Mystery
PlaceUninhabited island, Sea, Spain, London, Ships
Time18th century
StyleDisney

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

The Jungle (2012)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration01:20
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Adventure
PlaceUninhabited island, Jungle, Russia, Islands
StyleLight

A comedy about funny adventures of the married couple on the remote island.

Noah (2014)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersGods
PlotDisasters, Tsunami, Adventure, Mystery, Apocalypse, Survival
PlaceJungle, Forest, Deserts, Nature
StyleFascinating

A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Vietnam, China
Duration02:17
CharactersMonkeys, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Death
PlaceIslands

Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.

Rampage (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersGiants, Wolves, Friends, Monkeys, Lifeguards, Crocodiles
PlotKiller animals, Genetic experiments
PlaceHelicopters, Chicago
StyleFor a group of friends, Exciting

Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersTeens, Friends, Crocodiles
PlotComputer games, Adventure, Fight, Survival
PlaceNature, Jungle

The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:43
CharactersPirates
PlotGhost ships, Ghosts, Adventure, Sea battles
PlaceSea, Jungle, Ships

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.

Jurassic World (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersDinosaurs, Tourists, Teens
PlotAdventure, Survival
PlaceJungle, Rides, Islands
TimeFuture

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.

The Jungle Book (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Tigers, Panther, Friends, Orphans
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle, Nature, Village

A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting

Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.

Cast Away (2000)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersHermits
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Disasters, Love, Travel, Adventure
PlaceUninhabited island, Jungle, Islands, Aircraft, Russia, Moscow, USA
StyleFor men

Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo.

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersPirates
PlotAdventure
PlaceUninhabited island, Islands, Jungle

When Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, he ends up stranded on a deserted island with her after their plane crashes. The pair avoid each other at first, until they're forced to team up to escape from the island -- and some pirates who want their heads.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotExpeditions
PlaceIslands, Helicopters

Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that Hammond has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ladylove and a wildlife videographer join an expedition to document the lethal lizards' natural behavior in this action-packed thriller.

Prey (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure, detective
Duration02:00
CharactersDemons, Teens, Parents
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, USA
StyleDepressive

After being put on a supposedly uninhabited island as a form of behavioral rehabilitation, a high school senior finds that he's not alone on the island, and that getting discovered could be deadly.

Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Shipwreck
PlaceUninhabited island, Jungle, Islands
StyleExciting

Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival on the island, until he meets Friday, a tribesman whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to sacrifice tribesman to their gods. During time their relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship despite their difference in culture and religion.

Romancing the Stone (1984)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:46
PlotAdventure
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan flies to South America to hand it over. But she gets on the wrong bus and winds up hopelessly stranded in the jungle...

Jurassic Park (1993)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventure
PlaceIslands
StyleExciting

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:30
CharactersDinosaurs, Teens
PlotExpeditions, Adventure
StyleExciting

Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth

Madagascar (2005)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersZebras, Lions
PlotAdventure
PlaceIslands, Jungle
StyleFor children

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape -- with the help of some prodigious penguins -- to explore the world.

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersSnake
PlotKiller animals, Survival, Adventure, Expeditions
PlaceJungle

The blood orchid - A rare flower that holds the secret of eternal life and a fortune to the pharmaceutical company that finds it. Led by a two-fisted soldier of fortune, a scientific expedition is sent deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and bring back samples of the legendary plant. Battling their way upriver, the explorers brave poisonous insects, ferocious crocodiles and savage headhunters, unaware they're being stalked by an even greater danger: a nest of giant anacondas, voracious, fifty-foot-long flesh-eaters who'll stop at nothing to protect their breeding ground, the blood orchid's home.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersPirates, Military
PlotAdventure, Multi-part, Treasures, Sea battles, Love, Mystery, Chase, Mystery, Fidelity
PlaceSea, Ships, Uninhabited island, Islands, Prison, Mansions
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Exciting

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.

King Kong (1933)
Mark8
Genrehorror, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

An adventure film about a film crew in search of a monster on a remote island. The crew finds King Kong and decides to take him back to New York as a money making spectacle. The film is a masterpiece of Stop-Motion in filmmaking history and inspired a line of King Kong films.

King Kong (1976)
Mark5.6
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
PlotSurvival
PlaceIslands, Jungle, Ships

In this remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him. Even though a woman somewhat tames Kong, he finally breaks loose and terrorizes the city, and as the military attempt to stop him, he falls to his death from the top of the World Trade Center.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersMonkeys
StyleMakes me think

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Avatar (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersAliens, Military, Disabled people, Scientists, Friends, Soldier, Warriors
PlotTravel, Love, War, Fight, Chase, Betrayal, Adventure, Survival
PlaceSpace, Forest, Mountains
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

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